I try and keep things fun by talking to other patients and making friends with the nurses … but it’s all pretty mundane.
Take my clothes of and wait. Do the radiation and wait. Put my clothes back on and wait. Go see another doctor about something else and wait.
So much waiting.
Gerry and I went and talked to the nurses about that frantic nurse who took my blood. They knew who were were talking about immediately. They gave me the nurses name and next time I have to give blood I need to ask if she’s working. If she is – I have to ask for someone else. Doesn’t seem like the best system but I will do whatever I need to do to make sure she doesn’t draw blood from me again.
The radiation is starting to effect my skin. It’s a little red in the area that they are treating and sometimes it gets hot (from the inside out) but so far it hasn’t been too bad. Putting cream on my skin a few times a day and walking around my house topless seems to help. I’ve also been using fresh Aloe but I hate cutting up the plant. I feel like I’m cutting off my friends finger every time I do it. Sorry Aloe plant.
I’ve been doing a LOT of beach walking (with my top on). I try and go right after radiation and Fergus and I walk the full length of Willows Beach and back again. It’s good exercise for both of us … and then I come home and have a nap/laydown.
I’m just trying to keep things chill … and that means organizing/cleaning.
I went through all my CD’s and decided to only keep about 50 of the 150 I have. I am taking them to a local record store to see if I can get some $$ for them.
I also bought a player that transfers VHS to DVD and I’ve been going through all my tapes. I have probably 50 tapes to go through. Ha ha ha. I have so much video of my niece from when she was little … I want to transfer it to DVD so everyone in my family can have a copy. It’s been fun looking back … We were all so young. And so skinny.
Poor Gerry is sick with a head-cold this week so I’m taking care of him as well as taking care of me. I’m hoping I won’t get his cold … I don’t want to delay my radiation. I want to get it over with asap!!
I’m starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel and I’m trying not to get too over excited but at the end of my treatment I am going to Vancouver to see The Go-Go’s play a New Years Show! I’m so stoked. What a fantastic way to end this horrible year. I can’t wait!!
I hope they play my favourite song! (hint hint).